Programs

Object Conservation Program

Curriculum of the program consists of the characteristics of the organic and inorganic materials, their manufacturing techniques, deterioration processes and conservation of small objects, as well as mosaics and wall paintings. Graduates of this program are qualified as “conservation technicians”.

Students receive theorical and practical training in the following topics:

  • -PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION
  • -PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION OF ORGANIC OBJECTS
  • -CONSERVATION CHEMISTRY
  • -ARCHAEOLOGY
  • -TECHNICAL DRAWING
  • -ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE CONSERVATION
  • -CERAMICS AND THEIR DETEORATION
  • -PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION IN MUSEUMS
  • -CHEMISTRY OF CONSERVATION AND LABORATORY PRACTICALS
  • -CERAMIC CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION
  • -STONE AND ITS DETERIORATION
  • -METALS AND THEIR CORROSION
  • -ARCHIVE MATERIALS AND THEIR DETERIORATION
  • -COLOURS AND RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF METALS
  • -HISTORY OF ART
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF STONE
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF ARCHIVE MATERIALS
  • -OIL PAINTINGS AND THEIR DETERIORATION
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF MOSAICS
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF WALL PAINTINGS
  • -ART AND TECHNOLOGY OF TRADITIONAL ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS
  • -CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF OIL PAINTINGS
  • -GLASS AND PORCELAIN: DETEORIATION, CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

 

Professional activities and services provided by the “Object Conservation Program” of Başkent Vocational School,

  • -Conservation and restoration of movable cultural property at the project laboratories of the vocational  school (unless the object’s condition requires a different approach)
  • -Conservation and restoration of immovable archaeological finds ( i.e, mosaics, wall plasters, wall  paintings) at archaeological sites,
  • -Examination, documentation and  condition survey of archaeological and ethnographical collections,
  • -Design and planning of  storage areas and exhibits for museum collections.
  • -Design and planning of conservation  laboratories for museums and archaeological excavations.
  • -Training of museum  professionals, archaeologists and art historians in preventive      conservation ( Distant Training Program in Preventive Conservation)
  • -Material analysis of archaeological and historical cultural property including immovable  cultural heritage (i.e. stone, pottery, wall plasters in particular)